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Testing is coming

Testing is coming

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

April 21, 2018


Filed under Columns

Finals are coming up again and whether you are taking school finals, AP, ACC or IB tests here are some tips for how to prepare for you end of the year tests. The most important thing to consider though is that using all these tips weeks, not days, before the tests make them most effective Read over ol...

Get the facts straight: Gun Control

Get the facts straight: Gun Control

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Mass shootings have shaken the nation since the Parkland massacre on Valentine Day. Many have responded by calling for more stringent gun control. Others have rebutted this by saying it infringes on their 2nd amendment rights. There have been several questioning how realistic gun control is with regards to ...

Movie Review: The Breadwinner

Movie Review: The Breadwinner

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Featured, Reviews

The world of a young Afghan girl living under the reign of the Taliban is explored in director Nora Toomey’s latest animated debut, ‘The Breadwinner.’ The film is mesmerizing with a beautifully woven storyline earning it a 5/5. The films setting takes place in 2001 era Afghanistan. It follow...

T.V Review: Everything Sucks!

T.V Review: Everything Sucks!

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured, Reviews

**SPOILER WARNING** Netflix has debuted its latest original T.V series on its streaming platform, Everything Sucks!. The series, which follows a rag-tag group of friends starting high school in the mid 90’s, succeeds at being both heartfelt and funny, earning it a 4 / 5. The ten episode series...

Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity

by Skyllar Duncan, Guest Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Two weeks ago seniors from all around LISD were given the chance to do week long internships at jobs all around the state, country and world. This week is called COOL week and was implemented to allow seniors to learn about jobs they are possibly interested in for after college. This way they could get...

Out of this world

Out of this world

by CJ Everson, Guest Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Two weeks ago seniors from all around LISD were given the chance to do week long internships at jobs all around the state, country and world. This week is called COOL week and was implemented to allow seniors to learn about jobs they are possibly interested in for after college. This way they could ge...

Movie review: The Last Jedi

Movie review: The Last Jedi

by Jesse Williams

January 24, 2018


Filed under Reviews

The latest installment in the much loved Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, released back on December 15 to the delight of the many fans awaiting the next part of the new trilogy. The movie brings back many of the beloved aspects of the series such as the destructive space battles between the rebel...

A glance back on 2017

A glance back on 2017

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Featured

Take a Knee Donald Trump made remarks in September regarding NFL players protesting the national anthem by kneeling and how they should be fired for their actions. This lead to entire teams taking a knee or not coming out of the locker room before their games for the national anthem. The nationa...

School systematically kills creativity

School systematically kills creativity

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under Editorials

Picasso once said, “All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” Today this is more relevant than ever as the educational system that kids are in, teaches them out of creativity. In today’s age, people are being increasingly replaced by robots and computers...

Book Review: Wonder

Book Review: Wonder

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Reviews

  After being published five years ago, fans are overjoyed to discover that the novel, “Wonder”, by R.J Palacio is finally being brought to theatres. It follows the story of a ten year old boy born with genetic deformities, August Pullman who longs to be ordinary. He knows deep down that...

A shift in sound

A shift in sound

by Logan Griffin

December 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

2018 will mark the 60th Grammy awards, with more than 80 categories for nomination the Grammys have been the main way for the music industry’s most relevant figureheads to receive recognition for their work. Since the first Grammys in 1959 there has been a large amount of changes in the tastes of Amer...

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

Get the facts straight: Net Neutrality

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Featured

Net neutrality. The term has been swirling around the internet lately, with many in what seems to be a frenzy as they claim their internet and privacy are being threatened. But what is net neutrality? Here’s what you need to know about the future of the internet as you know it, and how it will affect...

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